She looked like Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity, with the personality and scheming to match. Carl Hudson was snared the minute he walked into the bar. Several beers and whiskey’s later he was captivated, seduced by sultry eyes, musky perfume, and risque small talk. Three weeks on and he’d lost all sense of reason, luring her husband to an isolated spot and smashing a claw hammer into his skull; burying the body in a shallow grave. Hours later he’d been re-cast as an obsessed stalker, bundled into a police car as Barbara cried crocodile tears on the sheriff’s shoulder.
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